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Nigeria: cement prices in Lagos rise by over a third

31 August 2016, Published under Cement News

The price of bagged cement in Lagos has risen sharply overnight, according to reports in The Nation. A 50kg bag now retails for between NGN2200 and NGN2300 (US$7-7.30), a rise of around 40 per cent on previous prices. Kunle Awobodu, vice-president of the Nigeria Institute of Building (NIOB), said: “Clients, contractors and quantity surveyors may have disagreements due to price variations. New price on old contracts in a competitive bidding may eventually lead to sub-standardisation in con...

Lafarge to sell excess electricity to Nigeria

28 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc plans to sell about 40MW of excess electricity. The company uses only 40-50MW of the 90MW generated by its local power plant, Michael Awanayah, the company’s general manager of business transformation, said at the West African Power Industry Convention in Lagos. “We are looking to be one of the first manufacturers to sell power and help reduce the power shortage,” he said. (Source: BusinessDay).

Lafarge Cement WAPCO appoints new country CEO, Nigeria & Benin Republic

09 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement WAPCO announced the appointment of Guillaume Roux as the new Country CEO, Nigeria and Benin Republic, effective September 2013. He succeeds Jean-Christophe Barbant who has moved on to another responsibility within the Lafarge Group, after over four successful years in Nigeria. Also an executive Vice President in Lafarge Group, Mr Roux, who holds joint French and American nationality is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. He joined the Lafarge Group in 19...

Lafarge Cement Wapco shareholders see bright future, Nigeria

22 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Shareholders of Lafarge Cement Wapco have said that the strategies board and management are have put place in recent times will stand the company in good stead. The National Coordinator, Independent Shareholders Association of Nigeria (ISAN), Sir Sunny Nwosu, told local press during an investors' forum of the company, that investors were very happy with the progress the company had begun to make. "Although it is very difficult to manage the number one position, we believe they are doing...

Nigeria: Lafarge Wapco launches new products

24 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Wapco is targeting block makers and the pre-cast and concrete business with its latest cement product. Elephant Super set was revealed at the Nigeria infrastructure & Construction exhibition Seminar & Product Showcase held in Lagos, Nigeria. Rilwan Yusuf, the company’s senior marketing manager, said the firm came up with the new product, ‘Elephant Super Set,’ to meet the identifiable needs of customers in the building and construction sector. Block makers in the pre-cast and concret...

Nigeria: AshakaCem to boost cement capacity by 0.3Mta

13 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Ashaka Cement Plc, a subsidiary of Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria plc, says it is adding 300,000tpa in capacity and raising its total output potential to 1.3Mta. Alhaji Umaru Kwairanga, the company’s new chairman, said the company is being spurred by the expansion fever in the cement industry as most of the local producers are currently investing in capacity expansion to bridge the supply gap. “We have maintained our market share which is a little above 5% but with the growth of the mark...